Perform a mental/emotional health check-up
You can perform a mental/emotional health check-up on demand. Take an easy, confidential, and no cost online emotional health assessment through PEBB’s EAPs. Nobody but you will see the results. Just answer a few questions to learn whether you might need a hand. Here’s how to access the assessment:
- PEBB: Visit the Canopy website.
- Click on Member Login in the upper right corner to register or log in.
- Use code “State of Oregon”
- Click “More” under emotional well-being to access the emotional health assessment. (PEBB would never ask for these assessment result.)
- OSU: Visit the Beyond Benefits/ComPsych website.
- Click on the Register tab.
- Select "OSUBEYOND" as the organization web ID.
- Then, follow the prompts to register and access the emotional health assessment. (PEBB would never ask for these assessment results.)
How to overcome the fear of getting help
If you need help improving your mental health, it can be hard to take the first step. Perhaps you feel embarrassed or fearful that others might judge you. The truth is, more than 50% of people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.
This can range from mild depression or anxiety to eating disorders, addictive behavior, or more serious conditions that interfere with daily life. No matter your struggle, you’re not alone. The EAP is here to provide confidential assistance. If it seems like you could use a hand, it’s okay to start small.
Here are some ways to begin:
Use the EAP’s online resources. The EAPs offer a library of informational and self-help articles on depression, anxiety, and many other mental health issues. You can access these resources anytime from the privacy of your home. Try just one session with a counselor. The EAP can connect you with a professional. You can talk with them over the phone, via computer, or in-person. You can disclose only the things you feel comfortable sharing. If it’s a positive experience, try a second session. If not, call the EAP again. They are happy to help you find someone who is a better fit.Join an online support group. It may be helpful to share your experiences with others who are going through similar situations. The EAP can help locate and recommend a support group that might work best for you.
- Make one phone call to the EAP. Trained phone representatives will listen and help get you started. They will direct you to the resources that are best for you. It might include self-help articles, getting advice over the phone, or scheduling time with a counselor.
Kessler RC, Angermeyer M, Anthony JC, et al. Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of mental disorders in the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative. World Psychiatry. 2007;6(3):168-176.
How does the Board make decisions?
The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) is continually working for you. Throughout the year, the Board selects and manages:
- Your medical, dental, and vision benefits
- Optional benefits like life and disability insurance
- A variety of programs to support your physical and mental well-being.
The Board works on behalf of all eligible public employees and retirees. That's nearly 150,000 PEBB members and dependents who live and work in every county in the state.
Each month, the Board works to ensure that PEBB can offer members valuable benefits at affordable prices — this year, and the next. They use these guiding principles to make their decisions:
- Access — Ensuring members throughout the state can access proven medical techniques and get the most for their benefit dollars.
- Innovation with accountability — Focusing on improving the quality and outcomes of care.
- Patient-centered — Promoting overall wellness by educating patients and helping them practice healthy behaviors and make informed choices.
- Health equity — Helping members make informed health care decisions by sharing costs, outcomes, and health data.
- Collaborative partnerships — Teaming health care providers, the health plan, and members together to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time and at the right place.
- Reducing hurdles that impact health — Offering health care benefits that PEBB and the members can afford.
Whenever the Board votes on a benefit plan or program, it must meet all the guiding principles to be approved. This helps keep the Board focused on the most important component of their roles — serving members like you!